A Murfreesboro-based company that makes computer carts for doctors and nurses has announced plans to expand. Enovate Medical is consolidating its operations in Michigan and moving the jobs to Tennessee.
While the Nashville area is home to many hospital companies, CEO Nick Mendez points out that only a few Tennessee firms make equipment.
“We believe this marks the entrance of a market-leading medical device player on the scene.”
At the announcement, Governor Bill Haslam said medical device manufacturing is an area of focus for economic development officials.
Over the next five years, Enovate plans to add 400 jobs in Murfreesboro. But in terms of what the company is going to spend, the corporate expansion is relatively small, with an estimated investment of $13 million.
The state of Tennessee has offered Enovate incentives to expand, but a spokesman for the Economic and Community Development Department says the amount is “not yet public.” The proposal goes before the State Funding Board May 6.